On the run: Gulfport police search for armed robbery suspect

On the run: Gulfport police search for armed robbery suspect
(Photo Source: GPD)
(Photo Source: GPD)
(Photo Source: GPD)
(Photo Source: GPD)

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The Gulfport Police Department asking for help in locating an armed robbery suspect.

Gulfport police responded to an armed robbery at Fastway Fuels Gas Station at 12486 Highway 49 around 12:40 a.m. on August 17. Witnesses told police that a male suspect entered the business waving a handgun, and demanded cash from the register. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the area.

The suspect is described as approximately 50 years of age, medium to heavy build, with a white and black goatee. The suspect was last seen wearing a red hooded jacket, and is considered to be armed and dangerous.

If you have any information that can assist with the ongoing investigation, please contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959, or contact Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898. Residents may also text 'CSTIP' plus a message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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